So, since this is a blog primarily about books and reading I figure that I should start with the fact that Thorin Oakenshield (and family) deserved better. For all that J.R.R. Tolkien did right, using Oakenshield’s death as a plot device is one of the largest travesties of modern literature. But otherwise! I’m Colleen and I am a senior at George Mason University. I am majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. This blog is focused around my academic and personal readings, and there is no overall theme to tie them all together. Just little ol’ me and my thoughts on what I am reading and the occasional baked good. So that’s it.